Man Utd transfer blow as Paulo Dybala’s elements to new Juventus deal outlined

Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Paulo Dybala after Juventus stepped up their contract renewal talks with the playmaker.

The Red Devils have long been linked with the Argentine and tried to sign him last summer but their efforts proved fruitless.

In fact it has been reported recently that he phoned his agent to scrap a move to Old Trafford while he was sat in Ed Woodward’s office.

Either way the 26-year-old remained in Turin and has in fact flourished under Maurizio Sarri this season.

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So much so that the Italian champions are now keen to keep hold of him and have outlined three elements to him signing an extension to his current deal, according to calciomercato .

According to the report Dybala has decided to rely solely on Jorge Antun, who has become a licensed FIFA agent and is the only person authorized to take care of the striker's interests.

The second element is related to the player’s image rights that are still at the centre of the bitter legal dispute with his old agent.

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This will not affect the negotiations with Juventus, however, as the two parties will separate the image rights from the new deal.

Finally, the third element that could see him sign fresh terms will be because of the Old Lady’s acceptance in offering him a large increase in his wages.

The report adds that any new deal could see him become the club’s second-highest earner, behind only Cristiano Ronaldo.

All of these factors could see the former Palermo hitman sign fresh terms at Juve, something that seemed like a pipe dream until only recently.

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This would likely end Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s efforts to sign him in the near future as he looks to rebuild his squad.

As well as United, Tottenham were keen to prise Dybala away from Turin while Mauricio Pochettino was in charge of the club.

But in the end staying put at Juve proved a more appealing option for the player, given they are leading contenders to win both the Italian title and the Champions League this term.

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